Monday, February 1, 2016

Quilted EMbrace January update

 We set our goal for 145 quilts for 2016 & we are rolling right along!  January has closed with 16 quilts either finished or just in need of some binding!

I already have another 12 in the pile to quilt, so February is looking to be another bountiful month toward our goal!
Thank you, Fentress County quilters, for your generosity of time, talent & supplies!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Your Handmade Christmas

How's your handmade Christmas coming along?

Need some last minute gifts? Try using some shortcuts and aim for smaller projects like table runners or wall hangings.
Use the free pattern "In Chains" from our website!
Shortcuts, you ask? Try using some notions that can shave hours off your prep or stitching time, like Yo-Yo Makers, pre-cut fabrics, or a specialty ruler-like the Dresden Ruler.  
Try using a panel -they are quilter's candy!  Here's a project I made several years ago with a Moda Days of Christmas panel (sorry, the panel's out of print) & the large yo-yo maker.
Making time for your projects is also hard this time of year.  Try to squeeze in 20 minutes each day.  If you have your project primed & ready to go, you'll be amazed what you can accomplish in 20 minutes!
Because which gives you more joy?
A little of this,
or a little of this  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

It's time for our Open House!
One day only, all fabric bolts are on sale 25% off!

Additional mystery specials every hour too.

Plus refreshments to keep you fueled up (with recipes, in case you like them).

See you Saturday!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Small Business Saturday

Today's the day we show a little extra love to all the small businesses in our towns.  It may seem like you don't make a difference, but I assure you, YOU DO!

Each small purchase (and large) keeps us going.  Connecting with you when you come in, learning about your project, your family, and your preferences are why we find joy in every day.

I hope you will take time to read my recent article on the importance of supporting the small business in your town throughout the year, if you haven't already.  That pack of needles or spool of thread really CAN make the difference to your LQS.

Now get off the computer & go find the small business gems in your community!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Studio 8s Shalimar Now in Stock with Free Pattern Downloads from Quilting Treasures & Studio 8, it's Shalimar.  This contemporary design is a beautiful palate and graceful mixture of animal prints & paisleys.

And as with nearly every Quilting Treasures fabric line, there are free patterns you can download.  The patterns for this collection were designed by yours truly!

The unbordered quilt is a great size for a twin bed, but add the borders & it's perfect for a full.  Make the matching runner for the dresser to complete the ensemble.

{we love those simple pillow covers in the photo above for the bed or window seat!  These are not part of the patterns available, but it gets you thinking!}
 We've linked up the downloads on our Free Patterns page, but you can also get them directly from the Quilting Treasures Project Sheet page (and there are lots of free goodies there!)

See the entire line of Shalimar, including kits for my pattern designs & Fat Quarter bundles at!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Dreaming in Fabric QAL Linky Party
Kim from Persimon Dreams & I had a blast this summer bringing you some fun original blocks & designs in the Dreaming in Fabric QAL.  Now it's your turn to show us your creation!  If you missed any of the blocks, you can find Kim's tutorials here, here, here, and her quilted reveal here.  All my tutorials are in 1 combined download on the Free Patterns page of 

Any finished top qualifies & you can use any combination of the 6 blocks (3 from me & 3 from Kim) in your quilt.

So link up below by December 1st!
Fabrics N Quilts will award a $25.00 gift certificate to one of the linky quilters, at random.  The quilt can be either a top or completely finished.   Kim & I can't wait to see what you created!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Christine Adolph's new Blank Quilting fabric-Cherry Blossom Love

Just arrived and sure to delight!  We also have the panel & have made Fat Quarter bundles for you!

Stop in today or click over & check out this beautiful new line.